Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mile 2

At Mile 2 - at  left of the picture is the Petronas petrol station and in the background is the Bintulu Light Industrial Estat.e
The trees at right are the Angsana (Pterocarpus indicus) grown from stumps.
Date taken : 13 May 1984

 In 1984 there is a 40 kilometers road that radiated from the existing town to the new federal port at Tanjung Kidurong. Tree planting along both sides of the road shoulders were carried out diligently .  Once the road shoulders planting were completed, the central median road were improved with grass planting, shrubs and palms.  In the picture above the central median has not been planted.
Date taken : 30 August 2013
Today after about 30 years, the Angsana trees look towering, providing the identity of green Bintulu, shade and beauty when they flowers.  All areas at the central median and road shoulders are planted with  'cow grass' (Axonopus compressus) and maintained regularly by the local authority appointed contractors.